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Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez was honored Monday as one of 32 players named to the Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-America Team. Martinez was one of two quarterbacks named to the team joining Clemson true freshman Trevor Lawrence.

Martinez ranks 12th nationally in total offensive yards per game (295.1), and leads all freshman in that category, while ranking fourth among freshmen in passing yards per game. Martinez averaged 237.9 passing yards per game and 57.2 rushing yards per game in 2018, becoming just the second FBS true freshman since 1990 to average 200 passing yards and 50 rushing yards per game and the first to hit those averages as a Power Five program.

Overall, Martinez was just the sixth freshman quarterback - true or redshirt - to average 200 passing yards and 50 rushing yards per game since 1990, joining Oregon's Marcus Mariota (2012), Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel (2012) and Ohio State's J.T. Barrett (2014) as the only freshmen quarterbacks to reach those marks in the last decade. Martinez was also one of just four FBS quarterbacks - regardless of class - who averaged 225 passing yards and 50 rushing yards per game in 2018.

Martinez rewrote Nebraska's freshman record book in 2018, and he also left his mark on the Huskers' overall season charts, including averaging a school-record 295.1 yards of total offense per game. Martinez completed 64.6 percent of his passes while throwing for 2,617 yards, ranking second in school history in completion percentage, sixth in completions (224), eighth in passing yards and 10th in passing touchdowns (17).

His dual-threat ability helped Martinez account for 3,246 yards of total offense, which was the fifth-highest total in Nebraska history in addition to averaging the most yards of total offense per game in program history. Martinez had a school-record seven 300-yard total offense games in 2018, including three 400-yard total offense games, tying the Nebraska season and career record in that category.

With Martinez leading the way, Nebraska averaged 456.2 yards per game in 2018, the program's highest total since 2012. The Husker offense totaled more than 500 yards of offense in five of Martinez's 11 starts, including four games with more than 560 yards of offense.

Martinez’s selection marks the second straight year Nebraska has had a player on the FWAA Freshman All-America team. Last season, wide receiver JD Spielman was named to the team as a redshirt freshman.





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Kearney. Neb. – The top-ranked Nebraska-Kearney wrestling finished in third place at the 2019 Division II National Duals Saturday in Louisville, Ky.
 
The two-day, double elimination tournament was part of the NWCA (National Wrestling Coaches Association) Multi-Divisional National Duals.  
 
Seeded fourth in this tournament, UNK lost to top second-ranked and top-seeded St. Cloud State by a 22-15 score Saturday morning. The Huskies whipped Notre Dame (Ohio) College 35-6 in the finals to win this event for a third straight year and push its dual winning streak to 39 in a row.
 
In the afternoon, the Lopers bested fifth-ranked McKendree (IL), 23-17, to finish third for the second year in a row. 
 
SCSU, which has won three of the last four national titles, took three matches by a single point to stave off UNK’s upset bid. Top-ranked Brett Velasquez used riding time to nip second-ranked Josh Portillo (Clarion, Ia.), 5-4, at 125 pounds with Garrett Aldrich having three takedowns and a reversal to get past fourth-ranked Jonathan Killingsworth (Lincoln S.E.) 8-7 two classes higher. Finally, St. Cloud moved ahead 9-3 after third-ranked James Pleski took down senior Nick Babcock (Broomfield, Colo.) with two seconds left to win 3-2 at 149 pounds.
 
Top-ranked Calvin Ochs (Hoxie, Kan.) used an escape and penalty point to narrowly get past fourth-ranked Devin Fitzpatrick, 2-1, at 165 pounds with top-ranked Matt Malcom (Glenwood, Ia.) having an 11-3 major at 157 pounds. Finally, fifth-ranked heavyweight Jarrod Hinrichs (Geneva) had a fall early in the second period to close out the scoring which featured each team docked a point for unsportsmanlike conduct.
 
UNK bounced back in the afternoon against McKendree by taking five of the first six matches. Babcock upset another ranked individual, this time No. 6 Isaiah Kemper, by having a takedown and two escapes to win 5-4.  Next, Malcom had two takedowns and riding time to best ninth-ranked Nate Smalling, 5-2, while Ochs had a fall in 3:00. Finally, Hinrichs had a takedown with nine seconds remaining to win 3-1 and close out the long weekend.
 
The Lopers head to Colorado School of Mines next Friday for a dual with the Orediggers.
 




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Kearney, Neb. – Senior center Jakob Lowrance had a double double and graduate transfer Jafar Kinsey scored a game-high 21 points to help Central Missouri rally past Nebraska-Kearney in overtime, 62-58, Saturday evening in Warrensburg.

Finally getting healthy, the Mules (9-4, 2-2) have won five in a row and beat the Lopers (5-8, 0-4) in overtime for a second consecutive year. UNK's last five losses this year have come by a total of only 17 points. 

In a game where both teams shot under 37% from the field, UNK got down 12-5 six minutes in but hung around and trailed by just one at the break. A three from Iowa senior forward Kyle Juhl put the Lopers up 47-42 with 8:05 to play. However, UCM closed regulation on a 10-5 run to force another five minutes.

UNK never trailed in the final eight minutes of regulation with Aurora freshman Henry Penner grabbing an offensive rebound and getting fouled with 16 seconds left. He made one of two free throws to put Kearney up 52-50 but Kinsey converted a layup soon after. The shot actually never went through the hoop as the Lopers were called for goaltending. A long three attempt by Texas junior guard Chase Winchester didn't fall as time expired.

The Lopers finished the night 9 of 17 from the line with four of the misses coming in the final eight minutes of regulation. Two of the misses came on the front end of a one-and-one opportunity. 

Lowrance (6-8, 255 lbs.) scored the first two buckets in overtime to put UCM ahead for good. A dunk from Minnesota sophomore post Weston Baker Magrath made the score 60-58 at the seven second mark but the Mules got the ball in and then converted both free throws. Overall they went 16 of 24 at the line. 

Kinsey (6-3, 200 lbs.), who previously was at Division I North Dakota, reached his point total by going 7 of 15 (3 of 7 threes) from the field and sinking four free throws. He also had seven rebounds and two assists while going all 40 minutes. Next, Lowrance had 16 points and 13 rebounds in his sixth appearance of the year.

Kearney freshman Kanon Koster had his fourth double double (16 points & 11 rebounds) of the year to lead the Lopers. He also had a game-high four blocks and logged 39 minutes. Finally, Juhl never came off the court and ended up with 11 points, nine rebounds, a block and three of UNK's five made triples.

UNK hosts Central Oklahoma and Northeastern State next weekend.




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Kearney, Neb. – Four starters scored in double figures to help 15th-ranked Central Missouri pull away from Nebraska-Kearney, 64-47, Saturday afternoon in Warrensburg.

With the effort, the defending national champions bounce back from a Thursday night loss to No. 5 Fort Hays State. The Jennies are now 9-3 (2-2) including a 3-1 home record.

UNK (8-5, 1-3) hung around most of the day thanks to a combined 28 points from sophomore starting guard Kelsey Sanger (Crofton) and freshman reserve post Brooke Carlson (Elkhorn). However, after trimming a 40-27 deficit to four by the end of the third quarter, UNK went cold and was just 4 of 15 (0 of 3 threes) from the field in the fourth. UCM made 8 of its 13 shots to win this 10 minute span by a 19-8 margin.

The Jennies bombed away all day, sinking 10 of 27 three pointers, and also had a plus nine rebounding margin, 40-31. The balanced attack featured 13 points, eight rebounds and three assists from Morgan Fleming and 11 points, nine assists and five boards from Paige Redmond. Finally, six different Jennies made at least one triple.

Making 3 of 11 threes and going 2 of 7 at the line, UNK was once again led by Carlson as she had 16 points on 7 of 13 shooting. She also had three rebounds and two blocks over 27 minutes. Next, Sanger had 12 thanks to 6 of 9 shooting with freshman guard Klaire Kirsch (Rapid City, S.D.) grabbing a team-best nine rebounds, having three assists and a bucket.

The Lopers host No. 27 Central Oklahoma (11-3, 2-2) next Thursday night at the Health & Sports Center. The Bronchos were stunned at home by NW Missouri State today, 51-47.




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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kamar Baldwin scored a season-high 28 points and Butler defeated Creighton 84-69 on Saturday to end a two-game skid.
Baldwin was 11-of-18 shooting with three 3-pointers and seven assists before leaving with 1:44 remaining after he was inadvertently struck in the face by Creighton's Damien Jefferson going for a rebound.
Joey Brunk, a 6-foot-11 sophomore making his first start, added 13 points and Nate Fowler had three 3-pointers and 11 points for the Bulldogs (10-5, 1-1 Big East), who improved to 8-1 at home after shooting 51 percent.
Martin Krampelj had 16 points and eight rebounds to lead the Blue Jays (10-5), who had a three-game win streak snapped after shooting just 26 percent from the arc (7 of 27) and being outscored 40-28 in the paint. Mitch Ballock added 13 points and Davion Mintz 10.
Ty-Shon Alexander, Creighton's leading scorer at 17.3 points per game, was just 1 of 10 from the arc, 3 of 13 overall and finished with nine points.




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BOYS PREP BASKETBALL=
Adams Central 50, St. Paul 29
Anselmo-Merna 55, St. Mary's 42
Ansley-Litchfield 52, Ravenna 41
Arlington 51, Archbishop Bergan 49
Arthur County 59, Brady 43
Ashland-Greenwood 57, Fort Calhoun 50
Auburn 67, Nebraska City 49
Axtell 67, Alma 48
Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur 43, West Point-Beemer 33
Bayard 49, Gordon/Rushville 32
Bennington 73, Blair 53
Bloomfield 63, Elgin Public/Pope John 40
Boyd County 60, Santee 19
Bridgeport 52, Hershey 46
Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 44, Nebraska Lutheran 26
Cedar Bluffs 56, Dorchester 44
Centennial 69, Raymond Central 28
Chadron 62, Mitchell 48
Chase County 53, Kimball 29
Conestoga 72, Pawnee City 53
Cozad 55, North Platte St. Patrick's 48
Creek Valley 60, Minatare 33
Cross County 51, Heartland 49
Deshler 61, Thayer Central 37
Edgemont, S.D. 59, Sioux County 33
Edgemont, S.D. 59, Sioux County 33
Elkhorn Mount Michael 68, Schuyler 23
Elm Creek 62, Wilcox-Hildreth 55
Fillmore Central 55, Superior 44
Freeman 68, Friend 14
Gothenburg 56, Centura 54
Grand Island 56, Lincoln Southwest 55
Grand Island Central Catholic 59, Doniphan-Trumbull 40
Hartington Cedar Catholic 69, Nebraska City Lourdes 47
Hastings 49, Lexington 48
Hay Springs 72, Leyton 61
Howells/Dodge 63, Plainview 42
Humphrey St. Francis 66, Burwell 51
Johnson-Brock 71, Weeping Water 40
Kearney 72, Lincoln Southeast 68
Kearney Catholic 54, Holdrege 29
Kenesaw 63, Harvard 28
Lincoln Christian 55, Hastings St. Cecilia 38
Lincoln High 69, North Platte 58
Lincoln North Star 74, Lincoln Northeast 44
Lincoln Pius X 76, Millard North 65
Logan View-Scribner-Snyder 49, Stanton 36
Loomis 69, Arapahoe 64
Maywood-Hayes Center def. McPherson County, forfeit
McCook 46, Sidney 33
Milford 59, David City 36
Mound City, Mo. 68, Falls City Sacred Heart 56
Mullen 70, Wallace 48
Neligh-Oakdale 58, Stuart 43
Newcastle, Wyo. 73, Gering 66
Norfolk 79, South Sioux City 39
Omaha Benson 71, Omaha Burke 68
Omaha Bryan 76, Omaha Northwest 56
Omaha Central 80, Omaha Westside 69
Omaha Christian Academy 39, Lewiston 28
Omaha Creighton Prep 66, Millard South 49
Omaha North 76, Elkhorn South 65
Ord 58, CWC 33
Overton 85, Maxwell 61
Papillion-LaVista South 56, Bellevue East 39
Parkview Christian 72, Cornerstone Christian 35
Pierce 40, Norfolk Catholic 37
Pleasanton 56, Twin Loup 17
Red Cloud 53, Elba 8
Savannah, Mo. 55, Plattsmouth 37
Shelby/Rising City 43, Meridian 26
Siouxland Community Christian, Iowa 60, Allen 22
South Loup 62, Bertrand 46
South Platte 61, Potter-Dix 22
St. Joseph Le Blond, Mo. 29, Falls City 26
Sutherland 53, Perkins County 31
Syracuse 38, Louisville 28
Tekamah-Herman 54, Clarkson/Leigh 48
Twin River 65, Madison 58
Wahoo 54, Crete 51
Wauneta-Palisade 78, Southwest 44
Wayne 61, Boone Central/Newman Grove 51
West Holt 44, Elkhorn Valley 43
Wilber-Clatonia 52, Southern 44
York 54, Grand Island Northwest 38
Cheyenne Invitational=
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CNOS Foundation Classic=
Omaha Skutt Catholic 68, Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City, Iowa 33
Siouxland Christian, Iowa 69, Allen 44
Lutheran Invitational=
Championship=
Lincoln Lutheran 56, Lutheran High Northeast 36
Consolation=
Heartland Lutheran 60, Omaha Concordia 41
Wausa Post Holiday Tournament=
Championship=
Osmond 66, Wausa 42
Consolation=
Niobrara/Verdigre 61, Ewing 52
GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL=
Adams Central 45, St. Paul 31
Anselmo-Merna 35, St. Mary's 25
Ansley-Litchfield 55, Ravenna 51
Arlington 51, Archbishop Bergan 49
Ashland-Greenwood 49, Fort Calhoun 40
Auburn 42, Nebraska City 29
Axtell 51, Alma 40
Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur 49, West Point-Beemer 33
Bennington 49, Blair 26
Bishop Neumann 51, Columbus Scotus 23
Boone Central/Newman Grove 47, Wayne 41
Boyd County 52, Santee 36
Broken Bow 65, Gibbon 29
Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 59, Nebraska Lutheran 32
CWC 61, Ord 41
Centennial 65, Raymond Central 38
Chase County 55, Kimball 45
Clarkson/Leigh 25, Tekamah-Herman 22
Cody-Kilgore 61, Stapleton 16
Cross County 35, Heartland 34
Elgin Public/Pope John 57, Bl




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Isaac Copeland scored a season-high 24 points, but it was not enough as No. 24 Nebraska lost a battle of top-25 teams Sunday night, falling to No. 25 Iowa, 93-84, at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Nebraska dropped to 11-4 on the season and 1-3 in the Big Ten after losing back-to-back games for the first time this season. Iowa (12-3, 1-3 Big Ten) picked up its first conference victory by scoring 93 points, the most Nebraska has allowed this season.

The 3-point line was a major factor, as Iowa made six more threes than the Huskers. Nebraska hit two of its first four 3-pointers but missed 17 of its final 19 attempts, connecting on just 4-of-23 from beyond the arc on the game. While the Huskers struggled to find their range, Iowa was 10-of-22 from the 3-point line, in addition to going 29-of-32 at the free-throw line. Nebraska made three more field goals and had five fewer turnovers than Iowa, but Iowa out-rebounded Nebraska by nine.

Copeland scored his 24 points in only 30 minutes, and he added six rebounds. James Palmer Jr. added 20 points and four assists, while Isaiah Roby hit 8-of-10 shots from the floor to finish with 17 points and nine rebounds. Thomas Allen rounded out the quartet of Huskers in double figures with 10 points to go along with four rebounds and four assists.

Nebraska trailed by four at the break, 44-40, after allowing its most first-half points this season. In a back-and-forth half that featured four ties and 10 lead changes, the Huskers out-shot the Hawkeyes, but Iowa went 10-of-11 at the free-throw line and out-rebounded Nebraska by nine. Copeland scored 10 points in the first 11 minutes before sitting for nearly all of the final 8:24 of the half after picking up his second foul.

Iowa built an early three-point lead by making four of its first five shots – including a pair of threes – before a 7-0 run put Nebraska on top 14-10 five minutes into the game. The teams then traded runs, with Iowa scoring six straight points and Nebraska responding with a 5-0 spurt to take a 19-16 at the 12-minute mark.

The Hawkeyes retook the lead at 27-24 with eight minutes left in the half. Iowa held the lead for the remainder of the half, building their first two-possession lead of the game at 35-30 that forced a Husker timeout at the 4:47 mark. The lead stretched to seven before Nebraska responded with five straight points. The Huskers trimmed the lead to one at 41-40 thanks to six points from Palmer in the final two minutes. Nebraska appeared headed to the break trailing by just one, but Iowa’s Jordan Bohannon banked in a long 3-pointer just before the first-half buzzer.

Nebraska, which never led in the second half, quickly pulled to within one early in the period before Iowa responded with a 10-2 run. The Hawkeyes capped the spurt with seven straight points in a little more than a minute to take a 56-47 with 15 minutes remaining. After the Huskers broke the run with back-to-back baskets from Roby, Iowa scored on three straight possessions to build its first double-digit lead at 62-51 with 13 minutes to play, forcing a Husker timeout.

NU scored four straight points before Roby was whistled for his fourth foul, putting two Husker starters on the bench with four fouls, along with Glynn Watson Jr. Despite the foul trouble, Nebraska turned up the defensive intensity and forced four Iowa turnovers during a 6-0 run that trimmed the lead to 67-63 at the eight-minute mark. But Iowa quickly stretched the lead back to nine.

Nebraska used another 6-0 run to pull within four before Bohannon answered with his fourth 3-pointer to give Iowa a 75-68 lead with five minutes remaining. The Huskers pulled back within five two minutes later on a Roby dunk, but Bohannon answered with another big three and Nebraska never got closer than six the rest of the way.

Bohannon, who scored 11 of Iowa’s final 13 points, hit five 3-pointers and led Iowa with 25 points on a night where all five Hawkeye starters scored in double-figures.

After playing its last three Big Ten Conference games on the road, Nebraska will play its first home game of 2019 on Thursday, when the Huskers host the Penn State Nittany Lions at 8 p.m. at Pinnacle Bank Arena.





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BOYS PREP BASKETBALL=

Ainsworth 47, Minden 44

Amherst 52, Overton 51

Arapahoe 69, Medicine Valley 39

Arcadia-Loup City 60, Central City 56

Archbishop Bergan 78, Homer 30

Axtell 54, Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 22

Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur 71, Tekamah-Herman 15

Bayard 70, Potter-Dix 20

Blair 60, Nebraska City 32

Blue Hill 69, Silver Lake 45

Boone Central/Newman Grove 67, O'Neill 62

Boys Town 59, Bishop Neumann 47

Broken Bow 52, Holdrege 39

Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 33, Giltner 29

CWC 42, Spalding Academy 30

Cambridge 60, Southwest 52

Centennial 50, Sutton 31

Central Valley 60, Nebraska Christian 53

Deshler 56, Shelton 37

Elkhorn 50, Plattsmouth 27

Elkhorn Mount Michael 68, Hastings 63

Elm Creek 81, Loomis 71

Elmwood-Murdock 47, Johnson County Central 35

Falls City Sacred Heart 62, Diller-Odell 23

Freeman 54, Pawnee City 16

Fremont 59, Columbus 31

Fullerton 93, High Plains Community 24

Gering 65, Sidney 57

Grand Island Northwest 44, Columbus Lakeview 37

Gretna 56, Platteview 33

Hemingford 60, Minatare 30

Howells/Dodge 58, Humphrey St. Francis 47

Hyannis 66, South Platte 49

Kearney 66, North Platte 41

Kearney Catholic 56, Grand Island Central Catholic 55

Kenesaw 59, Wilcox-Hildreth 43

Laurel-Concord/Coleridge 79, Winnebago 58

Lewiston 65, Cedar Bluffs 48

Lexington 52, Adams Central 48

Lincoln High 67, Grand Island 62

Lincoln Southwest 61, Norfolk 59

Lingle-Fort Laramie, Wyo. 47, Crawford 25

Maxwell 57, Elwood 43

McCook 57, Gothenburg 31

Meridian 39, McCool Junction 30

Milford 60, Malcolm 40

Morrill 68, Guernsey-Sunrise, Wyo. 36

Mullen 46, Brady 35

Neligh-Oakdale 49, Plainview 44

Norris 48, Waverly 46

North Bend Central 52, Logan View-Scribner-Snyder 36

North Central 67, Cody-Kilgore 34

North Platte St. Patrick's 63, Perkins County 35

Ogallala 74, Cozad 57

Omaha Gross Catholic 76, Ralston 59

Omaha Roncalli 65, Omaha Skutt Catholic 62

Ord 50, Gibbon 46

Osceola 41, Nebraska Lutheran 39

Palmyra 41, Louisville 39

Paxton 66, Maywood-Hayes Center 12

Pleasanton 66, Eustis-Farnam 39

Randolph 41, Creighton 30

Raymond Central 51, Arlington 43

Riverside 45, Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 41

Sandhills/Thedford 48, Sutherland 43

Santee 70, St. Edward 57

Seward 42, Beatrice 35

Shelby/Rising City 70, Exeter/Milligan 35

Siouxland Community Christian, Iowa 67, Emerson-Hubbard 53

Southern Valley 51, Bertrand 42

St. Paul 52, Sandy Creek 37

Stanton 41, Oakland-Craig 39

Superior 43, Thayer Central 35

Tri County 75, Lawrence-Nelson 40

Twin River 56, David City 48

Wahoo 82, Syracuse 54

Wallace 55, Arthur County 26

Wauneta-Palisade 74, Hitchcock County 42

West Holt 59, Clearwater/Orchard 56

Wisner-Pilger 50, West Point-Beemer 45

Wood River 62, Ravenna 38

Yutan 56, Mead 21

Cheyenne Invitational=

Alliance 66, Cheyenne South, Wyo. 46

CNOS Foundation Classic=

Ponca 64, South Sioux City 60

Lutheran Invitational=

Lincoln Lutheran 50, Omaha Concordia 39

Lutheran High Northeast 59, Heartland Lutheran 30

Metro Holiday Tournament=

Championship=

Bellevue West 51, Omaha Creighton Prep 46

Consolation=

Omaha Westside 77, Bellevue East 54

Papillion-LaVista 56, Elkhorn South 52

The Classic Tournament=

Championship=

Hartington-Newcastle 52, Wynot 44

Consolation=

Bloomfield 63, Winside 20

Wausa Post Holiday Tournament=

Osmond 73, Ewing 16

GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL=

Amherst 48, Overton 41

Ansley-Litchfield 40, Palmer 22

Arapahoe 30, Medicine Valley 9

Arlington 58, Raymond Central 28

Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur 62, Tekamah-Herman 18

Battle Creek 63, Norfolk Catholic 45

Bayard 56, Potter-Dix 3

Bellevue West 51, Omaha Creighton Prep 46

Bertrand 41, Southern Valley 41, OT

Blue Hill 58, Silver Lake 24

Broken Bow 57, Holdrege 27

Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 42, Giltner 24

CWC 55, Spalding Academy 29

Cedar Bluffs 40, Lewiston 29

Centennial 50, Sutton 31

Central City 58, Arcadia-Loup City 51

Central Valley 52, Nebraska Christian 30

Clarkson/Leigh 46, East Butler 24




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BOYS PREP BASKETBALL=

Alma 58, Franklin 40

Amherst 57, Eustis-Farnam 46

Aquinas 50, Pierce 48

Arcadia-Loup City 62, Wood River 59

Battle Creek 62, Crofton 41

Bishop Neumann 72, Bennington 61

Boyd County 51, Stuart 46

Chase County 69, Dundy County-Stratton 33

Clearwater/Orchard 57, North Central 50

College View Academy 62, East Butler 54

Doniphan-Trumbull 89, Ravenna 84, OT

Douglas County West 59, Columbus Lakeview 57

Edgemont, S.D. 43, Crawford 40

Elwood 56, Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 38

Fullerton 55, Nebraska Christian 42

Hartington Cedar Catholic 77, Laurel-Concord/Coleridge 67

Hastings St. Cecilia 37, Sandy Creek 19

Haxtun, Colo. 76, Leyton 18

Hemingford 84, Garden County 57

High Plains Community 61, Hampton 37

Lawrence-Nelson 41, Giltner 32

Lincoln Christian 69, Crete 27

Ogallala 70, Bridgeport 63

Omaha Skutt Catholic 88, Ralston 52

Palmyra 57, Malcolm 42

Sidney 44, Kimball 33

South Loup 59, Sandhills/Thedford 41

Sterling 70, Dorchester 30

Sutton 58, Cross County 57

Tri County 54, Fairbury 49

Wayne 59, Norfolk Catholic 51

Wilber-Clatonia 48, Johnson County Central 32

York 60, Beatrice 42

Yutan 71, Omaha Brownell-Talbot 30

Cheyenne Invitational=

Alliance 69, Casper Natrona, Wyo. 53

Metro Holiday Tournament=

Consolation=

Millard South 54, Omaha North 47

Millard West 61, Omaha Northwest 42

The Classic Tournament=

Hartington-Newcastle 53, Bloomfield 32

Wynot 59, Winside 14

Wausa Post Holiday Tournament=

Wausa 59, Niobrara/Verdigre 51

Bellevue West 71, Papillion-LaVista South 58

Omaha Creighton Prep 64, Omaha Central 40

GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL=

Amherst 64, Eustis-Farnam 16

Aquinas 47, Pierce 27

Archbishop Bergan 60, Omaha Roncalli 45

Bishop Neumann 54, Bennington 47

Boyd County 41, Stuart 28

Central Valley 60, Burwell 30

Columbus Lakeview 72, Douglas County West 18

Crete 56, Lincoln Christian 41

Crofton 67, Battle Creek 42

Cross County 41, Sutton 36

Doniphan-Trumbull 69, Ravenna 52

Dundy County-Stratton 56, Chase County 38

East Butler 69, College View Academy 32

Edgemont, S.D. 57, Crawford 43

Fairbury 44, Tri County 15

Fillmore Central 67, Central City 38

Franklin 40, Alma 32

Fullerton 56, Nebraska Christian 40

Garden County 27, Hemingford 26

Hartington Cedar Catholic 56, Laurel-Concord/Coleridge 44

Hastings St. Cecilia 71, Sandy Creek 16

Haxtun, Colo. 62, Leyton 41

High Plains Community 48, Hampton 42

Johnson County Central 32, Wilber-Clatonia 28

Lawrence-Nelson 41, Giltner 32

Malcolm 48, Palmyra 16

North Central 47, Clearwater/Orchard 19

Ogallala 55, Bridgeport 19

Omaha Nation 86, Whiting, Iowa 61

Omaha Skutt Catholic 75, Ralston 23

Parkview Christian 45, Elba 41

Schuyler 50, Boys Town 13

Sidney 68, Kimball 28

South Loup 35, Sandhills/Thedford 26

Sterling 41, Dorchester 36

Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 41, Elwood 27

Twin Loup 45, McPherson County 21

Weeping Water 59, Ashland-Greenwood 30

Wisner-Pilger 55, Madison 36

Wood River 50, Arcadia-Loup City 41

York 37, Columbus Scotus 30

Yutan 64, Omaha Brownell-Talbot 47

Cheyenne Invitational=

Alliance 58, Casper Natrona, Wyo. 49

Metro Holiday Basketball Tournament=

Consolation=

Bellevue West 51, Elkhorn South 41

Papillion-LaVista South 66, Omaha Bryan 14

Semifinal=

Omaha Westside 43, Millard West 35

Papillion-LaVista 57, Millard South 55

The Classic Tournament=

Hartington-Newcastle 50, Bloomfield 21

Wynot 46, Winside 26

Wausa Post Holiday Tournament

Niobrara/Verdigre 51, Wausa 42




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Iowa City - Freshman Leigha Brown scored a career-high 20 points, including six in the final 3:30, to help Nebraska rally from a 12-point deficit to cut the margin to two with 26.8 seconds left, but No. 19 Iowa hung on for a 77-71 women's basketball win at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Thursday night.

Brown, a 6-1 wing from Auburn, Ind., scored 20 points in just 19 minutes, while junior guard Hannah Whitish pitched in 14 points, including five points in Nebraska's furious rally in the closing minutes. Freshman Sam Haiby added three of her nine points in a three-minute stretch where the Huskers scored 14 points to cut a 69-57 deficit to just 73-71 with 26.8 seconds left.

Nebraska slipped to 7-7 overall and 2-1 in the Big Ten, while Iowa improved to 10-3 overall and 1-1 in the conference.

Senior All-American Megan Gustafson led Iowa with 28 points and 17 rebounds but the 80 percent free throw shooter missed four free throws in the game's final 11 minutes that could have put Nebraska away. However, she drew 12 fouls on the Huskers in the game.

Fellow senior Hannah Stewart made the game's biggest plays for the Hawkeyes with a pair of offensive rebounds on missed free throws by teammates Tania Davis and Alexis Sevillian in the final 30 seconds that allowed Iowa to push the lead back to two possessions. Stewart finished with 14 points and four boards on the night. Davis, another senior, added 11 points, while junior point guard Kathleen Doyle pitched in 11 points and nine assists. However turnovers and fouls by Doyle and Davis late in the game allowed Nebraska to fight its way back into a one-possession game in the final minute.

Nebraska hung with the Hawkeyes despite shooting just 38.7 percent (24-62) on the night. The Huskers did hit 42.9 percent (9-21) of its threes and 14-of-17 free throws (.824). The two teams both committed 17 turnovers, but Nebraska won the battle of the boards, 41-36. However, Nebraska outscored Iowa 16-5 on second-chance points in the game, even though both teams had 11 offensive boards.

Iowa, one of the nation's top scoring offenses, hit 49.2 percent (30-61) of its shots from the field, including 4-of-12 threes. One of the nation's top free throw shooting teams, hit just 65 percent (13-20) of its free throws.

In a back-and-forth first half, Nebraska trailed 37-34 at halftime as Gustafson scored the final four points of the second quarter over the final 1:20.

Nebraska jumped to a 6-0 lead in the game with back-to-back three-pointers from Whitish and Taylor Kissinger, before Iowa answered with a 13-2 surge in a 2:13 span to give the Hawkeyes a 13-8 lead at the first media timeout.

Nebraska responded with 12 points off the bench from freshmen Ashtyn Veerbeek, Haiby, Kayla Mershon and Leigha Brown, who hit a pair of threes, to trim the Iowa margin to 22-20 at the end of the first quarter. Veerbeek, an Iowa native, finished with six points and a team-high nine rebounds in the game.

The Hawkeyes stretched the edge back to 25-20 to open the second quarter before the Big Red answered with an 8-0 run over the next 4:30. Maddie Simon started the run with a three-pointer, before Kate Cain added a traditional three-point play. Brown capped the run to give Nebraska 28-25 lead at the media break in the quarter. Brown finished the half with a team-high eight points. The Huskers maintained a 34-33 lead after a Whitish layup, before Gustafson closed the half for the Hawkeyes. Whitish closed the half with seven points to help the Big Red.

Nebraska hit 40.6 percent (13-32) of its shots in the half, including 5-of-9 three-pointers (.556) and all three of its free throw attempts. The Huskers lost the first-half turnover battle 9-8 and the war on the boards, 19-17. However, the Huskers outscored Iowa 8-2 in second-chance points and 11-7 in points off turnovers.

Iowa hit 48.8 percent (16-33) of its first-half shots, including 4-of-8 threes. The Hawkeyes went just 1-for-2 at the line. Gustafson led the Hawkeyes with 12 points and nine rebounds in the half, while Davis added 10 points.

Nebraska regained the lead to start the third quarter and took a 43-39 lead with 8:12 left in the period on Nicea Eliely's three-pointer. But the Hawkeyes got 10 straight points from Gustafson in the final 2:48 of the quarter to outscore Nebraska 10-3 down the stretch and take a 59-49 lead to the fourth.

Nebraska returns to Big Ten Conference home action next week, when the Huskers take on No. 4 Maryland on Tuesday, Jan. 8. Tip-off between the Big Red and the Terrapins is set for 7 p.m. with tickets available now at Huskers.com.





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